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Coolest Laser Tag Birthday Cake 3

by Brandi
(North Carolina)

Coolest Laser Tag Birthday Cake

Coolest Laser Tag Birthday Cake

Coolest Laser Tag Birthday Cake
Coolest Laser Tag Birthday Cake
Coolest Laser Tag Birthday Cake

When my soon-to-be 12 year old son decided to have his birthday party at Laser Quest I took on the mission of finding a really cool cake to make for him. Of course I scoured the internet looking for just the right cake. I never really found one that I loved, but I began to develop an idea in my head from several other cakes I had seen. I knew I wanted it to have two layers (more on flavors below). I also knew that I wanted it to be wrapped in black fondant with neon accents. The best idea I saw was using glow bracelets for laser beams coming out of the cake. With all of those ideas I began the journey of this Laser Tag Birthday Cake.

My birthday son wanted a strawberry cake, but my younger son doesn’t like strawberry. So, I made the bottom layer strawberry with cream cheese butter cream frosting and the bottom layer was vanilla with chocolate butter cream frosting. I used three 10” cake recipes to form the bottom layer- meaning, I cooked three 10” strawberry cakes and staked them layered with the cream cheese frosting to form one giant layer. The top layer was made from three 8” cake recipes. I wanted to do a Topsy Turvy cake but the circumference of the top layer was too big so I just did the top layer at a tilt.

After I completed the bottom layer I wrapped it in black fondant (more on fondant below). I then took a long dowel rod, about ¾” , and stuck it into the middle to gauge the height of the bottom layer. I then marked the dowel rod right at the cake surface. I removed the dowel rod and cut five pieces of that length. Next, I inserted the dowel rods into the bottom layer in such a way that they would support the top layer but not be visible once the top layer was placed. Before baking the top layer I traced the circumference of the cake pan onto a piece of cardboard. I then cut the circle from the cardboard and assembled my cake on it. Next, I covered the top layer in black fondant and placed it on top of the bottom layer.

About the fondant, I make my own fondant using one bag of miniature marshmallows and one bag of confectioner’s sugar and a little water. I melt the mini marshmallows in the microwave and then put the crème into my Kitchen Aid mixer. I used my dough hook attachment to mix with. I then added the powder sugar little at a time and 1 tablespoon of water at a time. If the fondant is too sticky add more sugar, too dry add more water. You can add the color to the marshmallow crème before mixing, but I like kneading it in after the fondant is complete. I made two recipes of fondant- one black and one divided for the neon colors.

About the black color, I wanted the fondant to be super black and found that Wilton’s color just wasn’t working- it was actually turning slightly dark green. So I found a new color at Hobby Lobby, America something. Anyway, the color is called Super Black and it worked like a charm!

Once the cake was covered and stacked, I just used shape cutters to make the neon fondant shapes and words. I also used black food coloring to write on the shapes. I applied a little luster dust to the border balls. I then used a steamer to remove any leftover sugar on the cake. Last, I lit the glow sticks (Michael’s $1) and stuck them around the cake.

My son and his friends all loved his cake! He had a truly unforgettable laser tag party!

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by: Julie

That is great! I love the glow bracelet idea!

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by: Mary

Great cake. Thanks for the ideas.
Making one for my 6 yr. old's birthday.

by: Sarah G.

it is the most AWESOME cake I have ever seen!!!!

by: Anthonette

Love this cake! I might just create something similar to yours for my son's party next week. I found your cake on Pinterest.

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